Fort Worth-Based Galderma “Stuffs the Bus” with 1,250 Backpacks Full of School Supplies for Northwest ISD Students

#Nestlé150for150 nationwide volunteer effort brings to life Nestlé and Galderma’s ongoing commitment to building healthy communities in Fort Worth and around the country

Galderma employees donated 1250 backpacks with school supplies to Northwest ISD. (PRNewsFoto/Galderma)

Galderma employees donated 1250 backpacks with school supplies to Northwest ISD. (PRNewsFoto/Galderma)

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Galderma is demonstrating its commitment to the local community by participating in Northwest ISD’s “Stuff the Bus” program, which provides school supplies and backpacks to Northwest ISD students in need. Galderma, based in Fort Worth, operates under the umbrella of Nestlé Skin Health, as a leading company focused on skin health. Galderma has an extensive portfolio of prescription, self-medication, and aesthetic and corrective treatments for patients, consumers and health care practitioners, including flagship brands Cetaphil® and the Restylane® family of fillers.

Across the country, #Nestlé150for150 will unite more than 6,000 employees from eight different Nestlé U.S. operating companies for a day dedicated to more than 150 volunteer events nationwide. The initiative, taking place on August 4th, brings together employees from Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Health Science to create healthy kids, families, pets, and communities. As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé recognizes its responsibility to improve more than just the way we eat. #Nestlé150for150 was inspired by the company’s dedication to go well beyond the products that are on store shelves and partner with local communities as part of its mission to build healthy communities.

“At Galderma, we are participating by partnering with our neighborhood schools, meeting the needs they have for school supplies and reinforcing a positive environment for learning. As part of the #Nestlé150for150 Day of Service, our original goal was to collect 150 backpacks with school supplies for Northwest ISD’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign,” said Miles Harrison, North America president and general manager. “Our employees, however, have gone above and beyond with their commitment to this community by bringing in a total of 1,250 backpacks full of supplies.”

“We are so very grateful to Galderma for truly ‘stuffing this bus’ for us this year and going well beyond their initial goal of 150 backpacks with supplies,” said Ryder Warren, Ed.D., NISD superintendent. “In Northwest ISD, the top priority is student success, and we look forward to continuing a partnership with Galderma this school year.” Northwest ISD will acknowledge Galderma as a Partner in Education at its August 22 school board meeting.

“Stuffing the school bus with supplies and backpacks became one of our key priorities this summer. Galderma’s teams strove to make a positive impact in the lives of students from the local community for #Nestlé150for150 to celebrate this milestone anniversary and seize this opportunity to bring value to our local community,” said Virginie Naigeon, director of corporate communications for Galderma North America.

“Galderma employees not only donated the 1,250 backpacks full of supplies to Northwest ISD, we are also physically ‘stuffing the bus ourselves,'” said Zhanelle Wall, senior purchasing manager. “It’s 100 degrees in Fort Worth today and we have 150-plus employees in an assembly line in the parking lot loading supplies into a school bus. This is really a team effort. We may need two or three buses, though!”

About Galderma
Dating back to 1961, Galderma is now present in 100 countries with an extensive product portfolio to treat a range of dermatological conditions. The company partners with health care professionals around the world to meet the skin health needs of people throughout their lifetime. Galderma is a leader in research and development of scientifically-defined and medically-proven solutions for the skin, hair and nails.

Strategic brands in the U.S. include Epiduo® Gel, Epiduo® Forte Gel, Oracea® Capsules, Clobex® Spray, Differin® Gel, Mirvaso® Gel, MetroGel® Gel, Soolantra® Cream, Vectical® Cream, Tri-Luma® Cream, Cetaphil®, Benzac® Acne Solutions, Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft, Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
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